Join us for our last Sunday Suppers of the season on May 15th at Pizzaiolo supporting Youth UpRising.
$60-$100 per person, wine included, for a multicourse, prix-fixe meal.
Join us on Tuesday, April 12th at 6pm at Pizzaiolo for a 4 course meal paired with natural wines from Ordinaire. $80 per person + tax + tip. Please call 510-652-4888 for reservations. Seats are limited.
“Charlie Hallowell made his name putting out masterful California pies at this Temescal favorite, with a wood-burning oven that produces a beautifully spotted crust and excellent local produce on top (try the white potato pie with pancetta and fontina or the tomato pie with housemade sausage and cream). Its sister restaurant Boot & Shoe Service, located on West Grand Ave., is also a winner.”
Read the complete list here.
Please check out the SF Chronicle’s beautiful article on Chef Julya Shin, cooking from her lush home garden. Julya will always be Pizzaiolo’s loved one, teacher and friend and is now spreading the love at Penrose. We adore you Julya and your summer gratin looks delicious!
We will be celebrating 10 years of Pizzaiolo this Sunday, June 7th.
The party starts at 3pm, live music from the California Honey Drops starts at 5pm and food and drinks will be available all day! Admission and food are free and beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.
We hope to see you there!
P.S. Go to our Shop page to buy a screen printed 10 Year anniversary poster designed by Nat Russell (poster above!).
Michael Bauer’s list of the top 100 restaurants of 2015 just came out and Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service are on the list! Bauer says, “For wood-fired pizza in the East Bay — or really anywhere in the Bay Area — Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service are at the top of the list.”
Thank you Michael and the SF Chronicle for including us and we hope to see you all for brunch, lunch or dinner soon!
From a reader: I am looking for a great pizza place in the East Bay/Oakland area. Which is your favorite?
Two places come quickly to mind: Pizziaolo and Boot & Shoe Service, both owned by Charlie Hallowell, who worked many years at Chez Panisse and uses the same keen sensibilities. Both locations have similar menus that go beyond the excellent pizza. Not only do I love the pizza but they have some of the best salads I’ve had, and at Boot & Shoe Service the cocktails are also first rate.
(P.S. He went to Boot & Shoe and wrote me back: “Best pizza since the pizza I had in Naples.”)
Photo above: The squid pizza at Boot & Shoe Service via The Chronicle.
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